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Mercat dels Encants

The Encants market: The most famous flea market in Barcelona

 

Completely renovated in 2013, now set on a magnificent reflective roof, the Mercat dels Encants is the largest and best-known flea market in Barcelona.

Mind you, it really is a flea market in the sense of a flea market with the best and the worst. For the worst, it's from rusty bicycles to old cosmetics to adult videos...

For the best, there is beautiful furniture, clothes, vintage objects, books, real stands... In short, a joyful bric-a-brac that delights professional antique dealers as well as second-hand enthusiasts and informed bargain hunters.

 

A must-see place, just a 15-minute walk from the Sagrada Família, and here the entrance is free!

 

Saturday is the most visited day: avoid it if you are just going for a walk. On the other hand, come early if you are looking for bargains.

Be careful, many stalls close in August...

 

The particularity of this flea market of Barcelona, antiques auctions take place on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 07:00 to 09:00, when all the dealers are there. Then again at 12:00 for the unsold items that go for a knock-down price. See also the furniture in the main hall. The market continues "normally" in the afternoon but many vendors prefer to close.

 

A long history of over 800 years and a beautiful renovation in 2013

The Mercat dels Encants, also known as the Mercat Fira de Bellcaire, has existed for more than 800 years, making it one of the oldest markets in Europe. It was first mentioned in 1300 and was mainly a barter market where people exchanged their goods. Over the centuries, the market was moved several times to different parts of Barcelona. It was finally relocated to its current location near the Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes in 1928.

 

In 2013, the Mercat dels Encants was completely renovated by the British architect b720 Fermín Vázquez in collaboration with the engineering company RCR Arquitectes and a brand new modern building was inaugurated. The new diamond-shaped building has a reflective roof that offers panoramic views of the city from its terrace.

 

The Encants also hosts cultural events, exhibitions, concerts and artistic activities. It is a dynamic space that encourages interaction between visitors and traders!

 

Finally, you can have lunch there, with many bars and street food stands and their terraces welcoming you on site!

Mercat dels Encants

Castillejos, 158
, 08013 Barcelona, Spain

Area: El Clot
Email: infoSPAMFILTER@encantsbarcelona.com
Website: Els Encants - Barcelona
Opening hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9am to 8pm // Public Auction: from 8:00 am to 9 am, Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Phone: +34 932 452 299
Metro/Bus: Metro: L2 Encants / L1 Glories / Bus: H12, H14, V21, V23, V25, 7, 62, 192 - Tram: T4, T5, T6, Glòries
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yes but no ;-)
Mathilda Letrain (17 Sep 2023 - 10:44)
It's an interesting place, but the flea market isn't really what it's cracked up to be, you can find everything from furniture to poor quality knick-knacks, vintage ;-) and new clothes, antiques and old books. In the end, it had been sold to me as a large open-air flea market, but I didn't find that spirit there, even though if you did rummage around you'd find a few things...
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Tami24 - 28 Feb 2024 - 08:34
Bar del Pla!!
Thank you for introducing us to the Bar del Pla. Great people, great atmosphere, great tapas and food.
teddyy - 28 Feb 2024 - 08:34
to visit in winter ;-)
to visit in winter otherwise it's packed... too famous ;-( was great
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@Susan
Hello Susan, The green tourist bus line is no longer in service and will not be next April. However, the red line now passes through the north of the city, where the green line used to run. Enjoy your visit!
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13 comments

  1. yes but no ;-) - Mathilda Letrain (17 Sep 2023 - 10:44)

    It's an interesting place, but the flea market isn't really what it's cracked up to be, you can find everything from furniture to poor quality knick-knacks, vintage ;-) and new clothes, antiques and old books. In the end, it had been sold to me as a large open-air flea market, but I didn't find that spirit there, even though if you did rummage around you'd find a few things...

  2. for vintage enthusiasts - jim2568 (23 May 2023 - 09:02)

    I found my content there ;-)
    Very well known, worth a visit!

  3. momber bar - [email protected] (20 Sep 2017 - 09:24)

    Como se llama el bar en la planta cero en la esquina apuntada?

  4. pregunta - madou (31 Mar 2013 - 13:00)

    quisiera sabe como puedo hacer para tener un puesto para poder vender objeto de segundamano i que cuesta la licencia

  5. riki - riki (31 Mar 2013 - 13:00)

    megustaria saber si venden pajaros como canarios i otros

  6. [email protected] - guillermorodriguez (29 Mar 2013 - 08:45)

    este viernes dia 29/02/13 estara abierto

  7. Pregunta - Eli (28 Mar 2013 - 08:45)

    Estará cerrado este viernes 29 marzo? Cómo es festivo....

  8. Timo - david (21 Jul 2012 - 10:15)

    Moviles robados y mucha mierda . Hoy dia no es nada barata..... alguna cosita tal vez, pero mucho timo.

  9. ttg - perlita (28 Jun 2012 - 08:45)

    me gustaría saber si compran libros y cosas de segunda mano.

  10. telefonos - toni (28 Mar 2012 - 12:30)

    Hola, alguin me sabria decir si en los encantes venden telefonos moviles y si son fiables. Gracias

  11. Encants - Laura Antón (10 Feb 2012 - 09:45)

    Un sitio muy interesante para perder todo el tiempo que uno disponga. Compramos cosas muy curiosas a muy buen precio

  12. ELECTRODOMESTICOS - FABIO (9 Feb 2012 - 11:00)

    HOLA, HE COMPRADO UNOS TDT Y DVD, PERO TODO SALE DAÑADO. ES UN ROBO, POR QUE LUEGO NADIE RESPONDE.

  13. Página web - Gabi (30 Oct 2011 - 11:30)

    Esta es la página web de Els Encants: www.encantsbcn.com

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